Credit: Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images
Credit Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

Following the departure from Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, Achille Polonara has officially found his new club.

Achille Polonara

Achille  Polonara
Achille  Polonara
MIN: 22.35
PTS: 7.33 (46.49%)
REB: 4.27
As: 1.1
ST: 0.73
BL: 0.47
TO: 0.43
GM: 30

Anadolu Efes Istanbul have officially announced the addition of the Italian forward with the signing of a 1+1 deal.

"Honored and super excited for this new chapter with Anadolu Efes," Polonara tweeted following the announcement.

Polonara left Italy in 2019 to join Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, where he played for two seasons and won the ACB title in 2020. He averaged 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds with Fenerbahce in the EuroLeague last season.

Together with the team, Polonara won the Turkish League this year after defeating the two-time reigning EuroLeague champions Anadolu Efes.

According to multiple reports, Virtus Segafredo Bologna were also in the mix for the forward, but a complicated relationship with Tornike Shengelia is cited as one of the main reasons for the forward not joining the club, although the team was interested.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Position Player Status
PG Shane Larkin (story) Signed until 2024
PG Vasilije Micic Signed until 2023 +1
PG Dogus Balbay Signed until 2023
SG Rodrigue Beaubois Signed until 2023
SG Erten Gazi (story) Signed until 2023 +1
SF Will Clyburn (story) Signed until 2024
SF Elijah Bryant Signed until 2023
SF Bugrahan Tuncer (story) Signed until 2024
SF Egehan Arna (story) Signed until 2024
PF Amath M'Baye (story)
Signed until 2023 +1
PF/C Achille Polonara Signed until 2023 +1
C Ante Zizic (story) Signed until 2024 +1
C Bryant Dunston (story) Signed until 2023
C Tibor Pleiss Signed until 2022 +1
C Egemen Guven Signed until 2023
Coach Ergin Ataman
Expired contract Krunoslav Simon (will not return), James Anderson (will not return), Tolga Gecim, Adrien Moerman (will not return), Yigitsan Saybir, Filip Petrusev (will not return)
Rumored to leave Vasilije Micic (has NBA out), Chris Singleton (will not return)
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Free throws this season

82%
13,0
Points made: 13,0
Accuracy: 81,5%
Place in standings: 7
Record max: 28
Record min: 3
Most made FTs: Vasilije Micic